Essex County Council

Hertfordshire County Council


Three hospices to tackle loneliness in Essex and Herts together

Compassionate Neighbours Managers L-R Stacey Towler, Christine Novelli and Jeanette Farrow

A group of three hospice charities are working together to launch a new community-led project aimed at tackling loneliness and isolation across West Essex and East/North Herts.

St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood, Isabel Hospice covering Eastern Hertfordshire and Garden House Hospice Care in Letchworth, are each launching a volunteer community project called Compassionate Neighbours. 

West Herts Medical Centre - Urgent Care services in Hemel Hempstead

Urgent Care and GP Services at Hemel Hempstead Hospital Public Consultation
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Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning group is looking at how people access urgent care services in west Hertfordshire and specifically walk-in services at Hemel Hempstead Hospital including the Urgent Treatment Centre and West Herts Medical centre. To help us make decisions about these services we will be seeking your views.

All of the information for the consultation is available here.

It’s time to Just Talk about mental health in Hertfordshire

It’s time to Just Talk about mental health in Hertfordshire

A new campaign is being launched to encourage young people in Hertfordshire to ‘Just Talk’ about their mental health.

With one in 10 children aged 5 to 16 having a significant mental health problem and 21 per cent of boys in Hertfordshire unable to identify healthy coping strategies when things are worrying them, helping young people to open up and get support is vital.


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